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Active substance(s): CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

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Dermovate® Scalp Application / Clobetasol Propionate 0.05%w/w Scalp Application
(clobetasol propionate)
Your medicine is known by one of the above names, but will be referred to as
Dermovate throughout this:
Patient Information Leaflet
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine
because it contains important information for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
• This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to
others. It may harm them, even if their signs of illness are the same as
• If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This
includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section
What is in this leaflet:
1) What Dermovate is and what it is used for
2) What you need to know before you use Dermovate
3) How to use Dermovate
4) Possible side effects
5) How to store Dermovate
6) Contents of the pack and other information

1) What Dermovate is and what it is used for
Dermovate Scalp Application (called ‘Dermovate’ in this leaflet) contains a
medicine called clobetasol propionate. It belongs to a group of medicines
called steroids. It helps to reduce swelling and irritation.
Dermovate is used to help reduce the redness and itchiness of certain scalp
problems. These include eczema and psoriasis that have not responded to
milder steroid creams, ointments, lotions or scalp applications.

2) What you need to know before you use Dermovate
Do not use Dermovate:
• if you are allergic to clobetasol propionate or any of the other ingredients
of this medicine (listed in Section 6)
• if you have a skin infection on your scalp
• on a child under 1 year.
Do not use if any of the above apply to you. If you are not sure, talk to your
doctor or pharmacist before using Dermovate.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using your medicine if:
• you have previously had an allergic reaction with another steroid.
• you are applying the liquid under an airtight dressing. These dressings
make it easier for the active ingredient to pass through the skin. It is
possible to accidentally end up using too much.
• you have psoriasis, your doctor will want to see you more often.
• you are applying the liquid to broken skin or within the skin folds.
• you are applying to a large surface area.
• you are applying to thin skin or on children as their skin is thinner than
adults and as a result may absorb larger amounts. Use on children should
be limited to a few days and reviewed weekly.

Dressing or bandages should not be used on children where the scalp
application is applied.

If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist before using this medicine.
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
If you are pregnant or are breast-feeding, think you may become pregnant or
are planning to have a baby ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
taking this medicine.
Other medicines and Dermovate
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might
take any other medicine, especially if you are taking ritonavir and itraconazole

3) How to use Dermovate
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your
doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Using this medicine
• You usually put Dermovate on your scalp in the morning and at night.
This may be reduced as your scalp problem begins to get better, or
stopped when it is better.
• For use on your skin of your scalp only.
• Do not use it more often than prescribed or use it for a long time (such as
every day for many weeks or months). If you need treatment for a long
time, your doctor may decide you need to use a milder treatment.
• The germs that cause infections like warm and moist conditions under
dressings so always clean the skin before a fresh dressing is put on.
• Be very careful not to get the liquid in your eyes. Do not touch your eyes
until you have washed your hands.
• If you wash or shampoo your hair it should be dried before applying the
• If you are applying the scalp application on someone else make sure you
wash your hands after use or wear disposable plastic gloves.
• This product is flammable. Keep the liquid away from open fire and
flames and all sources of ignition, including smoking, during
application and immediately after you’ve used it.
• Do not dry your hair with a hairdryer.
Guidance on how to apply the liquid
1. Wash your hands.
2. Unscrew the bottle cap and place the nozzle directly on the scalp that
needs treating.
3. Gently squeeze the bottle to cover the area with a thin and even layer of
4. You can rub this liquid in, but you don’t have to.
5. Your scalp will feel cool until the liquid has dried.
6. Wash your hands again.
7. It is important not to exceed the prescribed amount.

Use in children
A course of treatment for a child should not normally last more than a few
days, unless your doctor has told you to use it for longer. The doctor may
want to see the child every week whilst using Dermovate scalp application.

Increased blood sugar levels or sugar in the urine
High blood pressure

If you use more Dermovate than you should
If you apply too much or if accidentally swallowed, it could make you ill. Talk
to your doctor or go to hospital as soon as possible.

Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any
possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects
directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety
of this medicine

If you forget to use Dermovate
If you forget to apply your scalp application, apply it as soon as you
remember. If it is close to the time you are next meant to apply it, wait until
this time.

5) How to store Dermovate

If you stop using Dermovate
If you use Dermovate regularly make sure you talk to your doctor before you
stop using it as your condition may get worse if stopped suddenly.

If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor
or pharmacist.

4) Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.
Stop using Dermovate and tell your doctor immediately if:
• you find that your scalp problem gets worse, you develop a generalised
rash or your skin becomes swollen during treatment. You may be allergic
to the scalp application, have an infection or need other treatment.
• you have psoriasis and get raised bumps with pus under the skin. This
can happen during or after the treatment and is known as pustular
Other side effects you may notice when using Dermovate include:
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
• A feeling of burning, pain, irritation or itching where the scalp application
is applied.
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
• Stretch marks may develop.
• Veins under the surface of your skin may become more noticeable.
Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
• An increased risk of infection
• An allergic skin reaction where the scalp application is applied
• Rash, itchy bumpy skin or redness of the skin
• Thinning and dryness of your skin and it may also damage or wrinkle
more easily
• An increase or reduction in hair growth or hair loss and changes in skin
• Weight gain, rounding of the face
• Delayed weight gain or slowing of growth in children
• Bones can become thin, weak and break easily
• Cloudy lens in the eye (cataract) or increased pressure in the eye

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date on the bottle label or carton
after (Exp). The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not store above 25°C.
Keep away from naked flames, fires or artificial heat as the liquid is
Do not throw away medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask
your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines you no longer use. These
measures will help to protect the environment.

6) Contents of the pack and other information
What Dermovate contains:
• The active ingredient is clobetasol propionate 0.05%w/w.
• Dermovate scalp application also contains the following inactive
ingredients: carbomer, isopropyl alcohol, sodium hydroxide and purified
What Dermovate looks like and contents of the pack
Dermovate scalp application is a clear colourless, slightly viscous liquid with a
strong odour of isopropanol in a white plastic squeeze bottle with a plastic
nozzle and a plastic cap with a tamper evident ring.
Dermovate scalp application is packed in 100ml bottles.
PL 10383/1617
Who makes and repackages your medicine?
Your medicine is manufactured by Aspen Bad Oldesloe GmbH
Industriestrasse 32-36 23843 Bad Oldesloe Germany. Procured from within
the EU and repackaged by Product Licence Holder: Primecrown Ltd, 4/5
Northolt Trading Estate, Belvue Road, Northolt, Middlesex UB5 5QS.
Leaflet date: 29.06.2015
Dermovate® is a registered trademark of the GlaxoSmithKline group of
More Information
If you have any questions or are not sure about anything, ask your doctor or
pharmacist who will advise you.
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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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